|Broadcast area||Charleston, Illinois|
|Slogan||Coles County's Radio Station|
|First air date||1982|
|Owner||Eastern Illinois University|
WEIU (88.9 FM) is a 4,000 watt effective radiated power radio station in Charleston, Illinois, in eastern Illinois. The station licensee, Eastern Illinois University is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. The station first signed on in 1982.
WEIU is a student-run campus radio station operating under a guise of a regular-formatted hit radio station. Its aim is to give EIU students hands-on experience and responsibilities in the professional world of radio broadcasting, under various conditions that can be experienced in the real world.
WEIU signed on in 1982 as a progressive alternative college radio station airing diverse formats. The station signed off at midnight. On September 9, 2004, Hit-Mix was born. The new 24-hour format not only serves students, but the people of Coles County playing the top hits from the 1950s through today. Requests are always taken via phone or email. Hit-mix also streams online at their website. There have been numerous graduates of WEIU that have gone on to work at commercial stations.
- Hit Mix 88.9
- The Odyssey - EIU's Online Student Station
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WEIU
- Radio-Locator information on WEIU
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WEIU